The kind folks at the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) firmly believes that Pokémon are animals too. Hence they have released a parody browser game of Pokémon Black & Blue.
The following statement spells out clearly PETA’s stance towards the liberation of Pokémons from their cruel trainers:
Much like animals in the real world, Pokémon are treated as unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as subjects in experiments. The way that Pokémon are stuffed into pokéballs is similar to how circuses chain elephants inside railroad cars and let them out only to perform confusing and often painful tricks that were taught using sharp steel-tipped bullhooks and electric shock prods …if PETA existed in Unova, our motto would be: Pokémon are not ours to use or abuse. They exist for their own reasons. We believe that this is the message that should be sent to children.
Instead of focusing their efforts on helping real animals, the folks at PETA are wasting efforts on 2D characters. Way to go to show you how much they actually care …